Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
391,957
0.792% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
37.7
1.07% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
20.1%
3.72% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$53,053
11.2% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$176,700
10% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
160,903
0.0404% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Shreveport-Bossier City, LA had a population of 392k people with a median age of 37.7 and a median household income of $53,053. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Shreveport-Bossier City, LA declined from 395,086 to 391,957, a −0.792% decrease and its median household income grew from $47,729 to $53,053, a 11.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (51.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (39.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.67%), White (Hispanic) (1.65%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.47%).

None of the households in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.5% of the residents in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA are Louisiana State University-Shreveport (3,941 degrees awarded in 2022), Bossier Parish Community College (1,555 degrees), and Diesel Driving Academy-Shreveport (547 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA was $176,700, and the homeownership rate was 63%.

Most people in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA was 2 cars per household.

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA borders Magnolia, AR, Marshall, TX, Natchitoches, LA, and Texarkana, TX-AR.

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Population & Diversity

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA is home to a population of 392k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.72% of Shreveport-Bossier City, LA residents were born outside of the country (10.6k people).

In 2022, there were 1.29 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (201k people) in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 156k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 10.5k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.5%
2022 Citizenship
98.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.5% of Shreveport-Bossier City, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    201k ± 1.3k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    156k ± 964
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    10.5k ± 1.66k
4.34%
Hispanic Population
17k people

In 2022, there were 1.29 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (201k people) in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 156k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 10.5k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.34% of the people in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA are hispanic (17k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Honduras
    36,279 ± 4,658 people
  2. Mexico
    23,092 ± 3,722 people
  3. Vietnam
    18,064 ± 3,293 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Louisiana was Honduras, the natal country of 36,279 Louisiana residents, followed by Mexico with 23,092 and Vietnam with 18,064.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.72%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
10.6k people
2.53%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
10k people

As of 2022, 2.72% of Shreveport-Bossier City, LA residents (10.6k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA was 2.53%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    7,075 ± 687
  2. Vietnam
    6,907 ± 654
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    5,360 ± 618

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.02 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Shreveport-Bossier City, LA employs 161k people. The largest industries in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (27,235 people), Retail Trade (19,453 people), and Educational Services (14,227 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($75,096), Utilities ($70,357), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($68,677).

Males in Louisiana have an average income that is 1.52 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,789. The income inequality in Louisiana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

161k
2022 Value
± 3,717
0.0404%
1 Year growth
± 3.29%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA grew at a rate of 0.0404%, from 161k employees to 161k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (17,443 people), Sales & Related Occupations (16,744 people), and Management Occupations (14,747 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Shreveport-Bossier City, LA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

161k
2022 Value
± 3,717
0.0404%
1 Year growth
± 3.29%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA grew at a rate of 0.0404%, from 161k employees to 161k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (27,235 people), Retail Trade (19,453 people), and Educational Services (14,227 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Shreveport-Bossier City, LA, though some of these residents may live in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$47,138
Median earning men ± $1,691
$30,593
Median earning women ± $1,589

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($69,763), Manufacturing ($60,384), and Public Administration ($59,037).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($46,667), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($46,250), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($44,481).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.78%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.94M people employed in Louisiana. This represents a 1.78% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Louisiana.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 4,313
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 2,864
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 1,959
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Louisiana went to Donald J. Trump with 58.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (39.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.01%).

Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy are the senators currently representing the state of Louisiana. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Louisiana is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Louisiana

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Bill Cassidy
Senator from Louisiana2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
John Kennedy
Senator from Louisiana3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy are the senators currently representing Louisiana.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Louisiana

Louisiana is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Louisiana have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA awarded 7,202 degrees. The student population of Shreveport-Bossier City, LA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 7,419 male students and 13,478 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA are White (3,379 and 48%), followed by Black or African American (2,125 and 30.2%), Unknown (694 and 9.86%), and Hispanic or Latino (359 and 5.1%).

The largest universities in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA by number of degrees awarded are Louisiana State University-Shreveport (3,941 and 54.7%), Bossier Parish Community College (1,555 and 21.6%), and Diesel Driving Academy-Shreveport (547 and 7.6%).

The most popular majors in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA are General Business Administration & Management (2,730 and 37.9%), Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (547 and 7.6%), and General Studies (505 and 7.01%).

The median tuition costs in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA are $31,149 for private four year colleges, and $7,324 and $12,760 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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Measure

In 2022 in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 74.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 30.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 20,897 (35.5% men and 64.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 20,897 students enrolled in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA, 35.5% men and 64.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 9,336 records, of which 61.6% were women and 38.4% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Masters Degree recipients in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA was Curriculum & Instruction with 226 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,941 degrees awarded
  2. 1,555 degrees awarded
  3. 547 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Louisiana State University-Shreveport with 3,941 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 2,899 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA, which is 0.674 times less than the 4,303 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 3,379 degrees mean that there were 1.59 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 2,125 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($31,149) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,594) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,450) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.03% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.811% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.2M), Some college (811k), and Secondary Education (604k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA was $176,700 in 2022, which is 0.627 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $160,600 to $176,700, a 10% increase. The homeownership rate in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA is 63%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA have an average commute time of 21.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA is $53,053. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA was Ascension Parish, LA with a value of $93,800, followed by West Baton Rouge Parish, LA and St. Charles Parish, LA, with respective values of $80,510 and $79,191.

Property

$176,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,871
$96,679
Median Property Taxes
±$2,673

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Shreveport-Bossier City, LA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

63%
Homeownership
2022
69.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 63% of the housing units in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 62.3%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA was Ascension Parish, LA with a value of $93,800, followed by West Baton Rouge Parish, LA and St. Charles Parish, LA, with respective values of $80,510 and $79,191.

The following map shows all of the counties in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$53,053
Median Household Income
± $1,526
153k
Number of Households
± 3,449

In 2022, the median household income of the 153k households in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA grew to $53,053 from the previous year's value of $47,729.

The following chart displays the households in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Shreveport-Bossier City, LA is from Louisiana.
0.466
2022 Wage GINI in Louisiana
0.467
2021 Wage GINI in Louisiana

In 2022, the income inequality in Louisiana was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.313% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Louisiana was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Louisiana in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (82.5%)
  2. Carpooled (8.5%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.03%)

In 2022, 82.5% of workers in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.5%) and those who worked at home (5.03%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

21.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA have a shorter commute time (21.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.49% of the workforce in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

20.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA (77.3k out of 385k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

91.9% of the population of Shreveport-Bossier City, LA has health coverage, with 36.3% on employee plans, 27.4% on Medicaid, 11.3% on Medicare, 13.3% on non-group plans, and 3.48% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Louisiana see 1434 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.18% decrease from the previous year (1466 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1759 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 305 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,434 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Louisiana

Primary care physicians in Louisiana see an average of 1,434 patients per year. This represents a 2.18% decrease from the previous year (1,466 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Louisiana in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.8% under 18 years, 20% between 18 and 34 years, 37.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.7% were men and 53.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.08%
Uninsured
36.3%
Employer Coverage
27.4%
Medicaid
11.3%
Medicare
13.3%
Non-Group
3.48%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA grew by 0.101% from 8.07% to 8.08%.

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